Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection

Venezuela: A Petro-State Using Renewable Energies

A Contribution to the Global Debate about New Renewable Energies for Electricity Generation

Authors: Massabié, Germán

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In spite of the economic role of oil, Venezuela has started developing hydroelectricity since the 1950s. At present, the country is trying to introduce additional renewable energy sources (RES) but still has to overcome a series of hurdles in order to deploy them. Unlike other developing countries, oil countries such as Venezuela do not lack financial means and sometimes show a tendency to solve problems by using money when other approaches could be more helpful. The main goal of this qualitative, comparative policy analysis is to find out whether the availability of oil revenues restraints or favors the adoption of RES. Based on the rentier state theory, Germán Massabié examines the reasons why Petro states try to dispose of their natural wealth to take advantage of non-conventional energy sources. He analyses and interprets primary and secondary data collected in Germany and in Venezuela and draws on interviews with Venezuelan experts, policy makers, and key actors. The study allows a look beyond laws, development programs, and official statements.

About the authors

Dr. Germán Massabié completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of PD Dr. Lutz Mez at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is a research assistant at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Venezuela: A Petro-State Using Renewable Energies
Book Subtitle
A Contribution to the Global Debate about New Renewable Energies for Electricity Generation
Authors
Series Title
Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection
Copyright
2008
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-91003-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-91003-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-15994-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 274
Additional Information
Erscheint im Programm VS RESEARCH.
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